World Final 2019 – Grand Jury Finalists

ottobre 22, 2019 11:22 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is proud to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the World Final Competition which was held 7-12 October, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following four days of judging by our expert panel. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF). While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry will receive a prize.

The judging panel included judges from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia and members of our international Grand Jury panel. The panel was made up of chocolate experts, pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs.

All World Final entries were previous winners in the 2019 regional or national competitions.

Chocolate Tasters’ Finalists

This year the World Final judging included special judging by alumni and Certified Tasters of the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting, the overseeing body of the International Chocolate Awards. The alumni and IICCT Certified Tasters separately judged plain/origin bars in cacao origins with a large number of entries, along with selected flavoured bars and filled chocolates categories to award their own special Chocolate Tasters prizes. The Finalists are the highest scoring entries from which the final Chocolate Tasters’ winners will be drawn.

2019 World Winners Announcement and Prize Celebration – Antigua – Guatemala

The World Winners will be revealed and certificates will be presented at the 2019 World Winners Announcement and Prize Celebration, which will be held for the first time in in a cacao growing country, in the enchanting and historical city of Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua is a gem of colonial architecture and one of the most beautiful and historic cities of the Americas, in a country known as one of the major cultural cradles of cacao and where chocolate recipes that hark back to Maya times are still alive. The International Chocolate Awards is proud to be holding its 2019 World Final event in this important producer of fine cacao.

The event will be held on Monday 18 November, 2019, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Palacio de los Capitanes in Antigua, the historic XVI century building located in the Central Square of Antigua. Guests will be able to enjoy an exhibition of our winners’ products and the event will culminate in a cocktail where guests can taste authentic Guatemalan specialties.

Supporters

The 2019 World Final competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Barrette plain/origin

Barrette fondenti plain /origin

Amazing Cacao (Russia)
Auro Chocolate (Philippines)
Bonnat Chocolatier (France)
Cacao Hunters (Colombia)
Cacaosuyo (Peru)
Chocolaterie Morin (France)
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan)
Chuncho Gold (Germany)
Domenico (Peru)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark)
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States)
Lyra (Slovakia)
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada)
Wolter (Mexico)

Micro-batch – Barrette fondenti plain /origin

Ara Chocolat (France)
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy)
Cacao Hunters (Colombia)
Chokola bean to bar (United States)
Dandelion Chocolate (United States)
Feliu Chocolate (Mexico)
Franceschi Chocolate (Venezuela)
Fresco (United States)
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan)
Goodnow Farms Chocolate (United States)
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan)
Karuna Chocolate (Italy)
Kasama Chocolate (Canada)
Legast (Belgium)
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan)
Marou Chocolate (Vietnam)
Meybol Cacao (Germany)
Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan)
Palette de Bine (Canada)
Qantu (Canada)
Stone Grindz Chocolate (United States)
Sweets Escalier (Japan)
Tibitó Chocolate (Colombia)
Tribar Chocolate (Peru)
曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan (Taiwan)

Barrette al latte plain/origin

Chocolaterie Morin (France)
Chuncho Gold (Germany)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark)
Tobago Estate Chocolate Laura (Trinidad and Tobago)
Tobago Estate Chocolates (Sweden)

Micro-batch – Barrette al latte plain/origin

Castronovo Chocolate (United States)
Escazú Chocolates (United States)
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan)
Míšina čokoláda / Misha’s chocolate (Czech Republic)
Nina Fine Chocolates (Peru)
Steiner & Kovarik by Prague Chocolate (Czech Republic)
Sweets Escalier (Japan)
TCHO (United States)

Barrette bianche plain/origin

Chocolaterie Morin (France)
Wolter (Mexico)


Barrette aromatizzate

Barrette cioccolato fondente con infusione o aromi

Cacao Hunters (Colombia)
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany)
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan)
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand)
Sweets Escalier (Japan)
Tropical Chocolate Café (Panama)
Zengzhiyuan (Taiwan)
Zucoleto (Honduras)

Barrette di cioccolato fondente con inclusioni o pezzi

Amazing Cacao (Russia)
Armando canelon chocolates (Venezuela)
Benjamissimo (Bulgaria)
Bonnat Chocolatier (France)
Cacaosuyo (Peru)
Cona’s (Taiwan)
Etat de Choc (Canada)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway)
Forte Chocolates (United States)
Fossa Chocolate (Singapore)
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan)
Gamma Craft Chocolate (Hong Kong)
Gardini (Italy)
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan)
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan)
Kad Kokoa (Thailand)
Karuna Chocolate (Italy)
Legast (Belgium)
Mission Chocolate (Brazil)
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)
Qantu (Canada)
TCHO (United States)
Wolter (Mexico)

Barrete cioccolato fondente ripiene

Daja Chocolate (Germany)
Guido Castagna (Italy)
Volpati Davide (Italy)

Barrette ciccolato al latte con infusione o aromi

Choc Amor (United Kingdom)
Ezaki Glico (Japan)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway)
Fossa Chocolate (Singapore)
French Broad Chocolates (United States)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark)
Nanaya (Japan)
Siamaya Chocolate (Thailand)
Sweets Escalier (Japan)

Barrette di cioccolato al latte con inclusioni o pezzi

Cacaosuyo (Peru)
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway)
Forte Chocolates (United States)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark)
Gardini (Italy)
Ishiya (Japan)
Lyra (Slovakia)
Only Child Chocolate Co (United States)
Stone Grindz Chocolate (United States)
Theo and Philo Chocolate (Philippines)

Barrette al cioccolato bianco aromatizzato con infusione o aromi

Centre and Main Chocolate Co. (Canada)
Ishiya (Japan)
Kasama Chocolate (Canada)
Mojo Cacao (Russia)
Monper Chocolate (Spain)
Monsoon Chocolate (United States)
Nanaya (Japan)
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand)
Siamaya Chocolate (Thailand)
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada)
TCHO (United States)

Barrette al cioccolato bianco con inclusioni o pezzi

Auro Chocolate (Philippines)
Castronovo Chocolate (United States)
Centre and Main Chocolate Co. (Canada)
cōchu chocolatier (Canada)
Fossa Chocolate (Singapore)
Grandpoir (Japan)
Ishiya (Japan)
Labys (Sweden)
ONYX Chocolates (Canada)
Q sweet 精品甜點 (Taiwan)
T’a Milano (Italy)


Ganaches, paletes, praline e tartufi alla ganache

Ganache o tartufi di cioccolato fondente non aromatizzato

Ara Chocolat (France)
Garcia Nevett (United States)
Paola Bertani (Italy)
PetriS Chocolate (Finland)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)
Raoul Boulanger (France)
Svenningsen Chocolatier (Denmark)

Ganache o tartufi con cioccolato fondente aromatizzato

CacaoD’or (Taiwan)
Chocolala (Estonia)
Chocolatier Reen (Belgium)
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France)
East Van Roasters (Canada)
Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate (United States)
L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom)
La Fève by Pavel Pavlov (Norway)
Le Petit Chocolatier (France)
Les Petits Fours (Hong Kong)
Love18 Chocolatier (Malaysia)
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines)
Paola Bertani (Italy)
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand)
Phiabella Chocolates (United States)
Shinichi Asaba (Belgium)
Slitti (Italy)
Svenningsen Chocolatier (Denmark)
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Ganache o tartufi al cioccolato al latte

Amazing Cacao (Russia)
Andreas Muschler (Germany)
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan)
Demeter Chocolate (Hungary)
Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate (United States)
La Fève by Pavel Pavlov (Norway)
Le Caméléon (Mexico)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada)

Ganaches o tartufi di cioccolato bianco

Chocolatier M (Belgium)
Forte Chocolates (United States)
LeSaint French Chocolate (United States)
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)
拾米屋/木土豆寸 (Taiwan)

Ganache o tertufi prodotti utilizzando ciccolati misti Fondente /latte/bianco per copertura o ripieno

CacaoH珂珂琥 (China)
Chocolatte (Sweden)
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom)
Les Petits Fours (Hong Kong)
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan)
Monsoon Chocolate (United States)
OmnOmnOmn Chocolaterie (Sweden)
Paola Bertani (Italy)
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom)
Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan (Taiwan)
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom)


Praline a base di noci e noci ricoperte

Praline a base di frutta/ gianduja con ciccolato fondente

Bardini (Italy)
cōchu chocolatier (Canada)
Giraudi (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)

Dragées di cioccolato fondente, noci intere ricoperte

chocoMe (Hungary)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom)

Marzapane ricoperto al cioccolato fondente

Cioccolateria Buschese Fagiolo Peirano (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Praline a base di noci/gianduja con cioccolato al latte

Cioccolato TAF (Italy)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom)
Gardini (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Varvaro l’arte nobile del cioccolato (Italy)

Cremino al cicccolato al latte aromatizzate

Love18 Chocolatier (Malaysia)

Dragées al latte/noci intere ricoperte di cioccolato al latte

Au Bon Chocolat (France)
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)
chocoMe (Hungary)
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States)
Slitti (Italy)

Dragées di cioccolato bianco, noci intere ricoperte

chocoMe (Hungary)
Cona’s (Taiwan)
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)
T’a Milano (Italy)


Caramello

Caramello ricoperti con cioccolato fondente

Aryam (Sweden)
Casa Nobile (Switzerland)
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan)
cōchu chocolatier (Canada)
Stone Grindz Chocolate (United States)

Caramello ricoperto con cioccolato al latte

Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom)
Chococo (United Kingdom)
Chocolatier M (Belgium)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom)
Forte Chocolates (United States)


Altre -frutti/zucchero/burro/crema

Paste di frutta, gelatine, gelée ricoperte con cioccolato fondente

Auro Chocolate (Philippines)
Chocolala (Estonia)
Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza (Italy)
Oberhöller (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Frutti interi ricoperti di cioccolato fondente

Andreas Muschler (Germany)
CacaoD’or (Taiwan)
Orangettes and Co. (France)
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)

Paste di frutta gelatine, gelée ricoperte con cioccolato al latte

chocoMe (Hungary)
Cona’s (Taiwan)
Slitti (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Cioccolato al latte ricoperto con manon/burro /crema

Aryam (Sweden)


Spalmabili

Spalmabili con cioccolato fondente (senza latte in polvere)

Allo Simonne (Canada)
Ciokkolando di Grillo Salvatore (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)

Spalmabili con cioccolato al latte

Slitti (Italy)


Spalmabili al latte

Spalmabili con cioccolato bianco

Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)


The 2019 World Final Chocolate Tasters’ Finalists

Entries judged by alumni and Certified Tasters of the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting and Finalists for special Chocolate Tasters’ prizes.

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Nicaragua
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark)

Peru
Amazing Cacao (Russia)
Cacaosuyo (Peru)
Chocolaterie Morin (France)
Chuncho Gold (Germany)
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada)

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Colombia
Ara Chocolat (France)
Cacao Hunters (Colombia)
Chokola bean to bar (United States)
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada)
Jacek Chocolate Couture (Canada)
Utopick Cacao (Spain)

Guatemala
Bean Geeks Chocolate (Denmark)
Standout Chocolate (Sweden)

Peru
Ara Chocolat (France)
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy)
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy)
Goodnow Farms Chocolate(United States)
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary)
La Fèverie by Hasnaâ  (France)
Magie du Chocolat  (Japan)
Maraná (Peru)
Meybol Cacao (Germany)
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand)
Stone Grindz Chocolate (United States)

Tawian
Cocoa Yummy (Taiwan)
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan)
曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan (Taiwan)

Tanzania
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy)
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan)
Kaitxo (Spain)
Karuna Chocolate(Italy)
Prime Chocolate (Belarus)


Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom)
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany)
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan)
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan)
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)
T’a Milano (Italy)
Zengzhiyuan (Taiwan)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Barbon Chocolate (Canada)
Cemas Kakanen  (Taiwan)
Cona’s(Taiwan)
Etat de Choc (Canada)
Fossa Chocolate  (Singapore)
Gamma Craft Chocolate  (Hong Kong)
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan)
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada)
Karuna Chocolate  (Italy)
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)
Saltus (Bolivia)
TCHO (United States)
Theo and Philo Chocolate  (Philippines)
Utopick Cacao (Spain)


Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Garcia Nevett (United States)
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy)
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan)
Paola Bertani (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)
Svenningsen Chocolatier (Denmark)


World Winners Announcement, Guatemala – Supporters

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